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post #471 of 794
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I have seen some paracord that looked great, but I have it stuck in my head that mdpc is the best sleeving you can get, so i"m really wanting to get some.

I recieved my replacement motherboard from EVGA today. The box arrived a bit banged up which is not good..

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But there's additional protection, as it's a box, surrounded by styronuts, inside another box.
styronuts... thinking.gif

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The inner black box is slightly dented also, but not too bad.

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more padding inside,

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ahh. my long lost mobo back at last! wubsmiley.gif

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good stuff! EVGA has got great customer support and this was a very fast turnaround thumb.gif

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Definately not the board I mailed in and not brand new. Mine didn't have this foam sticker stuff on the back. Looks like someone started to peel them off.. I will finish.

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The big northbridge cooler seems a bit bent to me.

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cpu and ram in, putting on a air cooler to test functionality.

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slapped in a spare gpu, and powered up with my 'tester' psu. It boots! thumb.gif

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My lady friend is coming over in a bit, so the pc will have to wait until tomorrow. I also have to put the new power supply in my buddy Rays MKG-700D.

I'm also going to set up a gmail or yahoo mail and try again to register with mdpc-x again. We'll see if I can't get some ordered.

Hopefully this board works out. Hopefully EVGA did a good job refurbishing this one and fixed whatever was wrong with it. We'll see thumb.gif
Edited by bob808 - 5/18/12 at 7:22pm
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80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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post #472 of 794
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Hey guys-
I replaced the power supply on my buddy Rays computer this morning and then started working on this one. First thing I did was start removing the foam pads off the back that were left from someone else. I used rubbing alcohol and q-tips.

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pads removed-

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Next I removed all the screws that hold down the stock heatsinks and removed the heatsinks. Man they goop on the thermal compound!

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Looks to me like this upper power regulator chip was replaced. It's not soldered on very straight rolleyes.gif This is the same chip that exploded on the first board that I rma'd a while back (along with the melted 24 pin socket).

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Everything all cleaned up-

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I've got the waterblocks installed. I used mx-4 thermal compound.

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80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE.. This is epic wink.gifwink.gifwink.gifwink.gifwink.gif
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post #474 of 794
like the way u filled the block with orange is it wax or paint ??biggrin.gif
post #475 of 794
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagelund View Post

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE.. This is epic wink.gifwink.gifwink.gifwink.gifwink.gif

Haha thanks Hagelund for your interest and the compliment.
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like the way u filled the block with orange is it wax or paint ??biggrin.gif

Thanks Skitz! Its paint. I taped off everything but the face of the blocks, painted them and then sanded them down.


Leak testing in progress. I had a leak where the one of the pipes go into the top gpu but have it sorted now. Looks good for the last couple hours. I'm dying to plug it in and load up some Diablo III but I figure I'll leak test it overnight and power it up in the morning.

Hopefully everything is kosher. I've got everything hooked up, but I haven't turned it on since I tested the board yesterday.

Here are a couple pictures showing the leak testing and a couple new stickers I got today thumb.gif

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i7 920 DO oc'd to 4.25Ghz EVGA 3-way Sli Classified 2x480 SLI 3x2g Corsair CMG6GX3M3A2000C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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LG W3000H, dell ultra-sharp 24" Ducky 'OCN' with brown hx1000 Cosmos II 
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i7 920 DO oc'd to 4.25Ghz EVGA 3-way Sli Classified 2x480 SLI 3x2g Corsair CMG6GX3M3A2000C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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LG W3000H, dell ultra-sharp 24" Ducky 'OCN' with brown hx1000 Cosmos II 
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post #476 of 794
Be still my heart......like whoa! thumb.gif
post #477 of 794
That onyx floor is as they say down here " the Cats Meow" Abs-sa-lute-ly-fan-tab-u-less !!!
post #478 of 794
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thanks guys! I'm going to hook up a white cathode (that I painted orange) up in front of the top rad. Then I think I'll fire it up and see if everything is working correctly.
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i7 920 DO oc'd to 4.25Ghz EVGA 3-way Sli Classified 2x480 SLI 3x2g Corsair CMG6GX3M3A2000C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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LG W3000H, dell ultra-sharp 24" Ducky 'OCN' with brown hx1000 Cosmos II 
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i7 920 DO oc'd to 4.25Ghz EVGA 3-way Sli Classified 2x480 SLI 3x2g Corsair CMG6GX3M3A2000C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG W3000H, dell ultra-sharp 24" Ducky 'OCN' with brown hx1000 Cosmos II 
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mionix naos 5000 steelseries SX 
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post #479 of 794

So much for waiting till morning. wink.gif I don't blame you.

post #480 of 794
Just read all 48 pages of this.

EPICNESS OVERLOAD! All I can say is; you've done a bloody awesome job. Now, time to get some sleep...
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